Reviews and Blog Posts: Chinese-American

Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet

by Jamie Ford

DPL Rating:
5

Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a beautifully told story of one of America's most shameful times in history. It's told from the point of view of Henry, a young Chinese boy in Seattle at the onset of WWII who befriends a Japanese classmate named Keiko. As...

The valley of amazement

by Amy Tan

DPL Rating:
3

The mother-daughter theme of Amy Tan’s new novel, The Valley of Amazement, will be a familiar one for fans of her previous works.  Tan delves into the complex relationships and nuanced interactions of several generations of strong female characters.  The author reveals her inspiration for this novel came from a...

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